The cereal is the prize: iPads and portfolios

November 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

A cheeky and wonderful Canadian singer named Carolyn Mark sings a song called “The Cereal is the Prize” which is the right way to begin this post.  To me, this song title screams don’t-you-get-it?  This is exactly how I felt when I decided to shift a research project about ePortfolios to an iPad project only to realize that the iPad is a portfolio.  Yes, the cereal is the prize. I knew the iPad was important for act of collecting artifacts through camera tools/apps, video and audio recording. But the device also solves some problems of storing the collection.  Finally, the iPad honours the collector too because it requires only a few steps and we can keep our focus on the right thing.

Reflections of a Passionate Educator includes a solid post about applications that are useful for portfolios. iLearned vs. iLearning: Differentiated portfolio assessment with the iPad

The Blog iPad adventures in lower school has an interesting perspective on assessment and documentation.  Documentation!

Here are some possible presentation portfolio tools that are web based that I am exploring:

https://pathbrite.com

http://www.sliderocket.com

 

Michelle

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